The front main gate entrance to the park is over hundred years old.
The gates can no longer be opened because they are deemed too unsafe.
We have applied to various funders but unfortunately have not been successful. We hope that they will be restored one day.
Above is a copy of a picture post card that was found in the Hull History Centre, and it dates from around the time the park first opened. You can clearly see that one of the gates is opened, a feat that has not been repeated in recent times.
When the Friends of Pickering Park started the process of applying for funding to get the gates restored, it was discovered that the original plans of the gates were lost. So using what ever pictures that could be found and employing a recently retired draughtsman, new plans were drawn up and a copy of what the right hand side of the gates should look like are shown here on the left.
(Charity Number 1150121)